Biospheric Sciences Branch, Brown Bag Seminar

Speaker: Dr. Michael J. Hill
Affiliation: Bureau of Rural Sciences and Cooperative Research Center for Greenhouse Accounting, Canberra, Australia
Dr. Hill received a B. Agr. Sci. and M. Agr. Sci. degrees from LatTrobe University, Bundoora, Australia and Ph. D. degree from the University of Sydney, Australia in 1985. He has led the Greenhouse Science project in the Bureau of Rural Sciences, in the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry of the Australian Government in Canberra, ACT since 2000, and has been a member of the management team of the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Accounting, based at the Australian National University from 2002. He has a background in grassland agronomy, but has been working with spatial information and remote sensing of land systems for the past 12-15 years. He has published widely on agronomy, ecology, biogeography and production of grasslands, and radar, multispectral and hyperspectral remote sensing of grasslands, and more recently has been involved in development of scenario analysis models for assessment of carbon dynamics in agricultural and rangeland systems. He recently authored the chapter on "Grazing Agriculture: Managed Pasture, Grassland and Rangeland" in Volume 4 of the 3rd edition of the Manual of Remote Sensing. His current interests include the use of MODIS land product data in model-data assimilation, application of quantitative information from hyperspectral and multi-angle imaging to vegetation description, multi-criteria and decision frameworks for coupled human-environment systems, and methods and approaches to application of spatial data for land use management. He has published more than 50 papers in refereed journals and 50 papers in conference proceedings.